Nov. 11 2015
Under an experimental California program launched by Los Angeles city and country officials, 10 homes will have containers installed to catch rainwater. The program comes as officials unveiled a 20-ye ...
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Nov. 11 2015
There is growing concern--from the EPA and the state of California, as well as distressed parents--about the safety of crumb rubber, the pellets made from ground-up discarded tires. They’re used in ...
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Nov. 10 2015
The all-new Kawasaki EFI made its debut at the GIE+Expo recently. It will be available on select models of FX Series and FS Series engines. According to a Kawasaki spokesperson, the new EFI en ...
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Nov. 10 2015
Aquarion Water Company, which provides water to more than 600,000 people in Connecticut—not California or Arizona--is asking residents to shut down sprinklers and irrigation systems for the season b ...
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Nov. 9 2015
TruGreen LP has announced that it will offer a lawn sprinkler maintenance service in 15 to 20 markets in 2016, and extend the service throughout the nation the following year. It will be known as TruG ...
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Nov. 9 2015
The Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2015 was recently put forth by Senators Tillis, Mikulski, Cassidy and Warner in response to systemic problems with the seasonal visa program. Spurred ...
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Nov. 7 2015
Two new bioswales are being used as pilot projects in midtown Atlanta, Georgia, as part of a sustainability project. The Midtown Alliance and TSW, a landscape architecture firm, are testing the projec ...
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Nov. 6 2015
There are currently more than 20 California towns with bans on leaf blowers, and dozens more trying to enact similar legislation. The city of Sonoma is the latest municipality embroiled in debate over ...
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Nov. 5 2015
In Glen Ridge, New Jersey, a 64-year-old landscape contractor received an unpleasant surprise on the job. Anne Podesta, 54, came out of her house wielding a hammer and attacked him, accusing him of pl ...
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Nov. 5 2015
Police in Parker, Colorado, have arrested a landscape contractor accused of forgery, identity theft, criminal impersonation and theft. Jeremiah Lopez, of Jeremiah Lopez Landscaping, has also been link ...
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Nov. 4 2015
In June, an employee of Perry’s Maintenance in Lockport, New York, was string trimming weeds when a rock shot out of a nearby company riding mower and struck him in the back of the head. He was imme ...
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Nov. 4 2015
Earlier this month in Surgoinsville, Tennessee, a North Carolina-based mowing contractor had an expensive accident. One of the mowers ran over a sewer pressure valve, rupturing it and sending about 5 ...
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Nov. 3 2015
A Long Island landscape business owner was convicted and sentenced for failing to pay full wages to employees, as well as defrauding the New York state unemployment insurance system. Richard Orvieto ...
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Nov. 3 2015
A landscape contractor in New Jersey says that town officials sent him mixed messages regarding the use of leaf blowers. According to Rich Galioto of King & I Landscaping, six landscape profession ...
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Nov. 2 2015
John Joyce of St. Petersburg, Florida, is 83 years old, has bad knees and a little bit of arthritis, but he still walks several miles a day to get to his customers’ homes. He’s been mowing some of ...
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Nov. 2 2015
San Franciscans who want to conserve water by irrigating their yards with the runoff from their showers and bathroom sinks will no longer have to get a $250 permit or inspection from the city. The Sa ...
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Oct. 31 2015
To prevent a costly and dangerous accident, landscape contractors should ask for a stake-out before any job that requires digging. Provided the company puts in their request in a timely manner, by the ...
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Oct. 30 2015
In Gwinnett County, Georgia, the local water treatment plant spends a lot of money reducing its waste output. The county, in an agreement with the Lake Lanier Association, has one of the strictest pho ...
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Oct. 29 2015
From 1997 to 2009, the continent of Australia suffered from what became known as the millennial drought. Now the average Melbourne resident uses 41 gallons of water per day, not even a quarter of what ...
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Oct. 29 2015
Derek Schmidt, Kansas Attorney General, has filed a lawsuit against Travis D. Kaiser and Darrell Oliver, both of Topeka, Kansas. Kaiser operated as T’s Lawn Service. The attorney general claims both ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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